Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Thursday, 19 Oct 17 - Tux Machines is a community-driven public service/news site which has been around for over a decade and primarily focuses on GNU/LinuxSubscribe now Syndicate content

Search This Site

kteatime - Small tray utility which reminds you of steeping tea

Filed under
Software

debian.net: For some people coffee seems to be the only liquid they drink in front of their workstation. But for those who enjoy a cup of tea once in a while, kteatime may be a neat little helper.

Ubuntu (Hardy) tutorial: embed terminal into your desktop

Because this tutorial doesn’t work in Hardy due to the new version of Compiz, here’s what you must do to embed a terminal into your desktop if you use Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

few leftovers

Filed under
News
  • An interview with Wybiral

  • Stable kernel 2.6.25.3 released
  • Mandriva /Backports Roundup: May 10
  • 'Ol Blue Eyes and Gimp
  • Wifi with Gentoo Linux on Acer TravelMate 7510

Top 11-20 Ubuntu applications

Filed under
Ubuntu

12. Audacious - Music player based on XMMS that looks like Winamp.

14. gtk - RecordMyDesktop - Records your desktop and saves it, so you can post it to youtube or whatever.

17. Yakuake - Terminal window that drops down, Quake-style, when you press a key.

19. Conky - Desktop app that posts system monitoring info onto the desktop of your Ubuntu.

Eeepc 900 Worth it?

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

neverendinginternet.wordpress: I have been following the Eee Pc 900 recently, and thought it was a great deal. The problem with the Eee PC 900 is that it is supposed to go on sale for $540 - $560 in the US. I can get a much more legit laptop from Dell for about the same price. Here is a comparison.

some bloggings

Filed under
Linux
  • Adventures in Linux

  • Hardy Heron is Hardy
  • Crystal Ball Sunday #2: OpenSolaris vs. Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • Running Windows in Ubuntu Linux
  • Palm and Ubuntu
  • Heron? I Hardy Heron.
  • Installing Debian Testing on a Lenovo X61s Thinkpad

few more howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Compiz-Check and EnvyNG Configuration Tips : Ubuntu 8.04

  • Howto: Restart Ubuntu Linux safely when it is frozen or locked up!
  • Tip: Getting Your Webcam To Work In Ubuntu
  • What to do if your Ubuntu updates and software downloads are slow
  • Installing OpenFire on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing AlienBBC and MPlayer on Debian x86_64

Programming Jokes

Filed under
Humor

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: Two bytes meet. The first byte asks, “Are you ill?”
The second byte replies, “No, just feeling a bit off.”

Command-Line Alternatives in Ubuntu Linux

Filed under
Software

mssaleh.wordpress: All operating systems started with a command line environment, but all have ended up with nice and intuitive graphical interfaces. They differ, however, in how they’ve treated their old foe. Windows, on one hand, has reduced the CLI to be the last resort in a rescue mission. On the other hand, Linux has preserved the full functionality of the CLI, or, more precisely, maintained the CLI as the primary working environment.

Also: 10 CLI Tools for Linux

Firefox 3 Release Candiate 1 Code Complete

Filed under
Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Thanks to all the hard work of the Mozilla community as of 9:15 AM PDT today we are code complete for Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). In about an hour new nightly builds will be available.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe

Filed under
Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Despite being a openSUSE member and a platinum member of the PackMan team packaging several widely-used applications he also helps the Build Service team with osc code contributions.

A full Hardy Heron Review

Filed under
Ubuntu

canadaeast.com: Hardy Heron is a fast, exceptionally stable operating system. It is a significant step up from Windows XP and better than Vista when it comes to efficiently using resources, and frankly, ease of use.

A Look at PCLinuxOS

Filed under
PCLOS

tips-tricks-online.blogspot: Recently, I tried PCLinuxOS via the "live CD" route. I downloaded the .ISO image of the CDROM and then used Nero to burn the image onto a CDR.

Puppy Linux 4.0: Has it Learned New Tricks?

Filed under
Linux

junauza.com: Puppy Linux 4.0 has been unleashed recently. It is a major distribution release version of this well-known mini-distro that is why I took some time to check it out. I have used Puppy Linux 3.01 before, and I have said that it was more than just a cute-named distro. So what are the improvements of this latest edition over its predecessor? Has it really learned new tricks?

Top Ten Apps I Install Immediately After the Ubuntu Linux Setup

Filed under
Software

internetling.com: I got lots of emails from people asking me what are my favourite apps to install after I get a new Linux box up and running, so here they are:download

The Simply Simple Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

Filed under
MDV

linuxtreat.blogspot: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring have up-to-date version of the major components such as KDE 3.5.9(KDE 4.0.3 also available), GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2, OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, Linux Kernal 2.6.24.4. Mandriva support vast varieties of hardware, it automatically detects and configure most of the hardware.

Some Howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • The Debian menu system - How to create menus for TWM, OpenBox, FluxBox, etc

  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron with Ubuntu Tweak
  • How to retreive hardware manufacturer name, serial numbers, etc. in Linux command line
  • Encrypted Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup a Seperate Wallpaper per Workspace in Ubuntu Hardy Heron w/Compiz Fuzion
  • colordiff — a tool to colorize diff output
  • Customizing Ubuntu, the final touch
  • Create Split .Rar Files in Ubuntu Linux for archiving, filesharing, and backup purposes
  • Finding the Number of Characters In A Variable Regardless Of Your Linux Or Unix Shell
  • static routes after restart/reboot in Fedora/RedHat/CentOS
  • Sending mail in python

The Best General Purpose Linux Distributions

Filed under
Linux

fourforces.wordpress: A distribution (also called distro) is a member of the Linux family of computer operating systems. They are built around the Linux kernel and consist of a large variety of software. Here’s a list of some of the best general purpose and most popular open and free distributions:

A Linux ThinkPad

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

c|net blogs: I was gladdened yesterday when techbargains.com reported a sale on a new Lenovo ThinkPad R61 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. It's not everyday that you run into a major PC vendor selling machines pre-loaded with Linux (excluding servers).

Compiz Simple-ccsm enhancements

Filed under
Software

compiz-fusion.org: On openSUSE 11.0 users will not have to fiddle with any commandline, hack scripts or xorg.conf to enable Compiz. Thanks to Rodrigo’s work, simple-ccsm now has a switch to easily enable/disable Compiz.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

Devices: Beelink S1 Mini PC, Aaeon’s SBC, Kobo and LEDE

  • Beelink S1 Mini PC and Linux – Comedy Gold
    The Beelink S1 is a small, silent mini PC released in August 2017 retailing for around 300 dollars (250 euros). It’s produced by Shenzhen AZW Technology Co Ltd, a Chinese company that focuses on Android smart TV boxes, Intel mini PCs, and home cloud TV boxes. The S1 ships with an activated copy of Windows 10. But what makes this mini PC interesting? For starters, it purports to run Ubuntu. Combined with a quad core Celeron CPU, dual monitor support (HDMI and VGA), 4K video, expansion options, together with a raft of other features, the machine looks a mouthwatering prospect compared to many other mini PCs.
  • Kaby Lake Pico-ITX SBC features dual M.2 slots
    Aaeon’s “PICO-KBU1” SBC is built on Intel 7th Gen U-series CPUs with up to 16GB DDR4, dual GbE ports, and M.2 B-key and E-Key expansion. The PICO-KBU1 SBC is equipped with Intel’s dual-core, 15W TDP 7th Gen U-series CPUs from the latest Kaby Lake generation. Other 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX boards that run Kaby Lake U-Series processors include Axiomtek’s PICO512. As usual with Aaeon, no OS support is listed.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.9995 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    It has been ages that I haven’t updated the MegaUpdate package for Kobo. Now that a new and seemingly rather bug-free and quick firmware release (4.6.9995) has been released, I finally took the time to update the whole package to the latest releases of all the included items. The update includes all my favorite patches and features: Kobo Start Menu, koreader, coolreader, pbchess, ssh access, custom dictionaries, and some side-loaded fonts.
  • LEDE v17.01.4 service release
    Version 17.01.4 of the LEDE router distribution is available with a number of important fixes. "While this release includes fixes for the bugs in the WPA Protocol disclosed earlier this week, these fixes do not fix the problem on the client-side. You still need to update all your client devices. As some client devices might never receive an update, an optional AP-side workaround was introduced in hostapd to complicate these attacks, slowing them down."

Samsung Leftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • FOSDEM 2018 Real-Time Communications Call for Participation
  • Top Bank, Legal and Software Industry Executives to Keynote at the Open Source Strategy Forum
  • Copyleft is Dead. Long live Copyleft!
    As you may have noticed, we recently re-licensed mgmt from the AGPL (Affero General Public License) to the regular GPL. This is a post explaining the decision and which hopefully includes some insights at the intersection of technology and legal issues.
  • Crowdsourcing the way to a more flexible strategic plan
    Trust the community. Opening a feedback platform to anyone on campus seems risky, but in hindsight I'd do it again in a heartbeat. The responses we received were very constructive; in fact, I rarely received negative and unproductive remarks. When people learned about our honest efforts at improving the community, they responded with kindness and support. By giving the community a voice—by really democratizing the effort—we achieved a surprising amount of campus-wide buy-in in a short period of time. Transparency is best. By keeping as many of our efforts as public as possible, we demonstrated that we were truly listening to our customers and understanding the effects of the outdated technology policies and decisions that were keeping them from doing their best work. I've always been a proponent of the idea that everyone is an agent of innovation; we just needed a tool that allowed everyone to make suggestions. Iterate, iterate, iterate. Crowdsourcing our first-year IT initiatives helped us create the most flexible and customer-centric plan we possibly could. The pressure to move quickly and lay down a comprehensive strategic plan is very real; however, by delaying that work and focusing on the evolving set of data flowing from our community, we were actually able to better demonstrate our commitment to our customers. That helped us build critical reputational capital, which paid off when we did eventually present a long-term strategic plan—because people already knew we could achieve results. It also helped us recruit strong allies and learn who we could trust to advance more complicated initiatives.
  • Reform is a DIY, modular, portable computer (work in progress)
    Want a fully functional laptop that works out of the box? There are plenty to choose from. Want a model that you can upgrade? That’s a bit tougher to find: some modern laptops don’t even let you replace the RAM. Then there’s the Reform. It’s a new DIY, modular laptop that’s designed to be easy to upgrade and modify. The CAD designs will even be available if you want to 3D print your own parts rather than buying a kit. You can’t buy a Reform computer yet. But developer Lukas Hartmann and designer Ana Dantes have developed a prototype and are soliciting feedback on the concept.
  • New neural network teaches itself Go, spanks the pros
    While artificial intelligence software has made huge strides recently, in many cases, it has only been automating things that humans already do well. If you want an AI to identify the Higgs boson in a spray of particles, for example, you have to train it on collisions that humans have already identified as containing a Higgs. If you want it to identify pictures of cats, you have to train it on a database of photos in which the cats have already been identified.